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State. His wife died there in 1889, in the
sixty-third year of her age. She was a lifelong
member of the Presbyterian Church, as
is also her surviving husband. Their eight
children are: William Monroe, the subject of
this notice; Elizabeth, now deceased; Thomas
Samuel, also deceased; Charles E.; Jolin M.;
Susan; Eliza, deceased; and Rebecca. All
of these reached inattrity, were married and
had families. Those living are residents of
of this State. The subject of this sketch was
married, as noted, in 1867. His wife died
February 12, 1890, leaving six children:
Clarence, Robert Emmett, Allie, Sam, Lizzie,
P. JOURDAN, another one of the
/Z substantial farmers residing in the
vicinity of Sprinkle, Travis county,
Texas, is deserving of some personal consideration
on the pages of this work. Of his life
and parentage we make the following record:
Fred and Harriet E. (Bachman) Jourdan,
his parents, natives of North Carolina and
Mississippi respectively, were married in the
latter State, whence they soon afterward
moved to Alabama. About 1847 they came
to Texas, and lived successively in Grimes,
Washington and Bastrop counties before
coming to Travis county. In Travis county
they took up their abode near where the subject
of our sketch now lives, and where they
spent the rest of their lives and died, the
mother passing away March 27, 1881, and
the father October 14, 1887. Their family
of ten children are as follows: Harriet;
George W. and Mary C., deceased; Sallie E.,
wife of W. L. Giles, Sprinkle, Texas; Amnanda
B., widow of D. R. Peyton, Duval, Travis
county, Texas; William, deceased; Jennie L.,
wife of J. C. Maxwell, Austin, Texas; I. B.,
also near Sprinkle, same State; Z. P., tlhe
subject of this sketch; and Julia E, wife of
O. C. Cato, Miles City, Montana.
Z. P. Jourdan was born in Bastrop county,
Texas, March 29, 1854, and when (quite
young came with his parents to Travis
county, where he llas since live(l. lie was
married in March, 1885, to Margaret )B.
Daugherty, daughter of John and Melinda
(Burt) Daugherty, both of Irish descent. Iler
father was born in. Lincoln county, North
Carolina, in 1830, and in 1852 caine to
Texas, being now one of the substantial
farmers of Travis county. Mr. and Mrs.
Jourdan have one child, Edward Eugene.
Mr. Jourdani has 460 acres of land, 330 vf
which are under cultivation, utilized for
diversified crops, cotton being his chief
production. This property is located nine
miles north of Austin.
Fraternally, Mr. Jourdan is an Odd Fellow
and a member of the Woodmen of the
World, and politically is a Democrat.
W \ILLIAM M. DUNSON, an enterprising
and successful farmer, and a
leading man in his community, has
an attractive rural home northeast of Austin.
Mr. Dunson was born iii Alabama, December
20, 1842, son of Sanford W. and Martha
(Faubis) Dunson. Soon after his birth his
parents moved to Tennessee, where Mrs.
Dunson died, in 1844. The family then removed
to Mississippi and located in Tippah
county, where they lived until 1855. That
year the father and one brother came to
Texas, settling in Travis county, in the same
neighborhood in which William M. now
resides, about eight miles northeast of Austin.
Here, in 1858, the father was married
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/403/: accessed January 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .